Stephen G. Harvey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Steve Harvey Law LLC
 | 1880 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-438-6600
Fax: 215-438-6666
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Stephen G. Harvey is founder of Steve Harvey Law LLC and represents clients in matters of business disputes and commercial litigation. His practice extends to all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with a focus on southeast Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and south and central New Jersey. With over three decades of experience, he handles all types of litigation involving businesses, including litigation and disputes in the following areas: commercial litigation, financial services, fiduciary duties, estates and trusts, employment, intellectual property, defamation, fraud, professional services, partnerships, closely held companies, non-competes and trade secrets, and claims under federal and state statutes.

    In 1982, Mr. Harvey graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts. In 1989, he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif, a National Moot Court Champion, and the Managing Editor of the Villanova Law Review.

    Mr. Harvey is admitted to practice in state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and many federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 7th, 8th, and DC Circuits, as well as federal district courts in Philadelphia and elsewhere.

    For his volunteer and charity work, Mr. Harvey was given the Public Service Award in 2013 by the Villanova University School of Law Alumni Association and was named in 2006 by the ACLU of Pennsylvania as Civil Libertarian of the Year. 

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Employment Litigation
    • 10%Employment Litigation
    • 10%Constitutional Law
    • 20%Other
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2013 - 2020

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    About Stephen Harvey

    Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

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    • Pro Bono Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2006
    • Hyman-Goodman Faculty Award for Academic and Extracurricular Achievement from Villanova University School of Law, 1989
    • Villanova University School of Law Alumni Association Public Service Award, 2013
    • Clarence Darrow Award from the National Center for Science Education, 2006
    • National Moot Court Champion, Villanova University School of Law
    • William R. Klaus Pro Bono Award from Pepper Hamilton LLP, 2011
    • Civil Libertarian of the Year Award from the ACLU of Pennsylvania, 2006
    • Member, Order of the Coif, Villanova University School of Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Master, Temple American Inn of Court
    • Judge Pro Tem, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
    • Massachusetts
    • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    • Pennsylvania
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Supporter of Penn Environment
    • Founder and President of A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change
    • Supporter of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future
    • Supporter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby
    • Longtime Volunteer, Board Member, and Past President of the Board of Directors of the Homeless Advocacy Project in Philadelphia
    • Supporter of the Sierra Club

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Practical and Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Expert Witnesses, a lecture at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia as part of a CLE program titled “Scientific Expertise in the Courtroom” sponsored by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and the Science History Institute (March 29, 2018)
    • Lawyers, the Law, and Climate Change, a lecture and discussion with Yolanda Pagano, for the New York City Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee, in New York, NY (May 14, 2015)
    • Going Green: How Environmental Sustainability Improves Your Bottom Line, a panel presentation on sustainability and its positive impacts for business at the Center for Leadership of Neumann University (September 10, 2015)
    • Spoke on “Litigation and Dodd-Frank – Possible Effects on Consumer Litigation” at the ABA Section of Business Spring Meeting in Boston (April 14, 2011)
    • Wandering 40 Days in the High-Profile Case Desert: What to Consider When the Media is an Interested Party, a lecture and discussion with Lauri Lebo and Eric Rothschild, for the Delaware Bar Association in Wilmington, DE, as part of a CLE Program titled “Reflections on the 13th Anniversary of the Intelligent Design Case, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District and Its Legal Implications” (November 1, 2018)
    • Climate Change: Time to Act, The Philadelphia Lawyer (Winter 2015)
    • Why Every Lawyer Should Care About Climate Change, Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Section 2015 Newsletter
    • Just a Theory on People and Climate Change, Oregon State Bar, Sustainable Future Section, The Long View, at 3 (Spring 2015)
    • Spoke on “Selected Issues in the World of Social Media” at the Delaware Valley Corporate Counsel Association annual in-house conference in Philadelphia (April 7, 2011)
    • Managing Editor, Villanova Law Review, Villanova University School of Law
    • DC Circuit Sides with Federal Reserve Board on Meaning of Durbin Amendment to Dodd-Frank Act, ABA Business Law Section Banking Committee Journal (April 2014)
    • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tells Supervised Institutions Not to Worry About Waiver of Privilege, Financial Fraud Law Report (April 2012)
    • Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Rejects Certification of Largest Gender Discrimination, Employment Class Action in Nation’s History, Holds Plaintiffs Cannot Prove Common Class Claims, Raises Bar for Certification of All Claims, Appellate Law360, Employment Law360, Class Action Law360 (June 2011)
    • Defending Darwin, Litigation, Fall 2010 (37:1)
    • What Every Client and Lawyer Should Know About E-Discovery, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Fall 2007)
    • Enforcing the Non-Compete and Confidentiality Duties of High Level Executives, 1998 Employment Law Update (Aspen Law & Business 1998)
    • The Pattern Requirement in Civil RICO is Working: Case law After Sedima, 33 Vill. L. Rev. 205 (1988)
    • Client Alert: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Celebrates First Birthday By Flexing Its Enforcement Muscles: Settlement Costs Capital One $210 Million (2012)
    • Client Alert: CFPB Issues Proposed Rule on Privileged Information Obtained from Supervised Entities and House Passes Bill that Would Authorize It, But Concern Remains About Erosion of Attorney-Client Privilege (2012)
    • Client Alert: Disparate Impact Claims Under Fair Housing Act Remain Viable as Case Is Removed from Supreme Court Docket (2012)
    • Client Alert: Overhauling the Federal Jurisdictional Statutes (2012)
    • Client Alert: Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waiver Provisions in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion (2011)
    • Client Alert: How the Dodd-Frank Act Affects Preemption of State Consumer Financial Laws: A Primer on Subtitle D of Title X (2010)
    • Client Alert: Federal Reserve Board Issues Final Rule on Gift Cards (2010)
    • Client Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Victim of Unlawful RICO Scheme to Defraud Need Not Prove Reliance on Predicate Acts of Mail Fraud to State a Claim (2008)
    • Client Alert: Supreme Court ‘Disparate Impact’ Decision Has Implications for Financial Services Companies (2005)
    • Client Alert: What the Class Action Fairness Act Means to You (2005)
    • Demonstration of direct and cross examination techniques as part of program entitled “Trial of a Federal Court Case” by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (July 23, 2014)
    • Panel Presentation entitled “Making the Private Practice Leap” for the Philadelphia Bar Association (June 4, 2014)
    • Spoke on “Organ Allocation Meets the Judicial System: Thoughts on the Sarah Murnaghan Lung Allocation Case” at Southern Illinois Healthcare/Southern Illinois University (May 16, 2004)
    • Panel Presentation entitled “Effective Depositions of Financial and Economic Experts” for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (April 23, 2014)
    • Spoke on “Creationism on Trial: Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, the 21st Century Monkey Trial” at Marshall University (April 1, 2014)
    • Spoke on “Organ Allocation Meets the Judicial System: Thoughts on the Sarah Murnaghan Lung Allocation Case” at a meeting of the American Health Lawyers Association in Washington, DC (January 23, 2014)
    • Spoke on “Religious Liberty and Public Education” at the University of New Orleans (October 24, 2013)
    • Spoke on e-discovery at the Legal Intelligencer’s annual Litigation Summit in Philadelphia (September 20, 2013)
    • Spoke on “UDAAP in the Age of the CFPB” at a meeting of the ABA Committee on Consumer Financial Services in Naples, FL, (January 6, 2013)
    • Presented a webinar entitled “Mastering the Science of Cross Examination” for Lorman Educational Services (February 17, 2012)
    • Spoke on “Fair Lending – Compliance, Risk and Liability” at the invitation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission in San Antonio (August 2, 2011)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Massachusetts, B.A., 1982
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    Office Location for Stephen G. Harvey

    1880 JFK Blvd
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-438-6600

    Fax: 215-438-6666

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